Woodrow Wilson Quotes

Who is Woodrow Wilson?

Thomas Woodrow Wilson was the 28th President of the United States.

Born December 28, 1856
Died February 03, 1924

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Best 43 Quotes by Woodrow Wilson

“A conservative is a man who sits and thinks, mostly sits.”

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“A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday, does not know what it is today, nor what it is trying to do. We are trying to do a futile thing if we do not know where we came from or what we have been about.”

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“America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses.”

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“Freedom exists only where people take care of the government.”

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“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.”

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“How is the schoolmaster, the nation, to know which boy needs the whipping?”

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“I come from the South and I know what war is, for I have seen its terrible wreckage and ruin. It is easy for me as President to declare war. I do not have to fight, and neither do the gentlemen on the Hill who now clamor for it. It is some poor farmer's boy, or the son of some poor widow - who will have to do the fighting and dying.”

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“I have found one can never get anything in life that is worth while without fighting for it.”

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“I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.”

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“I would rather belong to a poor nation that was free than to a rich nation that had ceased to be in love with liberty.”

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“I would rather lose in a cause that will some day win, than win in a cause that will some day lose!”

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“If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.”

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“If a man is a fool, the best thing is to encourage him to advertise the fact by speaking.”

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“If I am to speak ten minutes, I need a week for preparation; if fifteen minutes, three days; if half an hour, two days; if an hour, I am ready now.”

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“If the colored people made a mistake in voting for me, they ought to correct it.”

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“If you want to make enemies, try to change something.”

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“Leadership does not always wear the harness of compromise.”

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“Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of government is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of government, not the increase of it.”

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“Movies are like writing history with lightning.”

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“Never attempt to murder a man who is committing suicide.”

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“No man can rationally live, worship, or love his neighbour on an empty stomach.”

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“No nation is fit to sit in judgment upon any other nation.”

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“No society is renewed from the top and every society is renewed from the bottom.”

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“Some people have a large circle of friends while others have only friends that they like.”

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“The difference between a strong man and a weak one is that the former does not give up after a defeat.”

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“The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it.”

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“The seed of revolution is repression.”

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“The use of a university is to make young gentlemen as unlike their fathers as possible.”

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“The world has a habit of going on.”

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“There is a price which is too great to pay for peace, and that price can be put in one word. One cannot pay the price of self-respect.”

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“There is nothing that succeeds in life like boldness, provided you believe you are on the right side.”

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“War isn’t declared in the name of God; it is a human affair entirely.”

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“We are citizens of the world. The tragedy of our times is that we do not know this.”

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“We can afford to exercise the self-restraint of a really great nation which realizes its own strength and scorns to misuse it.”

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“We can have no sympathy with those who seek the power of government to advance their own personal interests or ambitions.”

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“We forget that there is much more patriotism in having the audacity to differ from the majority than in running before the crowd; we forget that in the resistance of the minority some of the biggest things in our own history have been accomplished, and the man who looks on the Stars and Stripes and doesn't hold a right to say nay to his neighbor, even if the neighbor is of the larger party, has forgotten the history of his country.”

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“We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening. Some of us let these dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true.”

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“We have not given science too big a place in our education, but we have made a perilous mistake in giving it too great a preponderance in method in every other branch of study.”

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“We want one class of persons to have a liberal education, and we want another class of persons, a very much larger class of necessity in every society, to forgo the privilege of a liberal education and fit themselves to perform specific difficult manual tasks.”

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“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.”

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“You know how impossible it is, in short, to have a free nation if it is a military nation and under military orders.”

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"On Being Human" Quotes

“We wish companionship and renewal of spirit, enrichment of thought and the full adventure of the mind; and we desire fair company, and a larger world in which to find them.”

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On Being Human

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“You devour a book meant to be read, not because you would fill yourself or have an anxious care to be nourished, but because it contains such stuff as it makes the mind hungry to look upon. Neither do you read it to kill time, but to lengthen time, rather, adding to its natural usury by living the more abundantly while it lasts, joining another’s life and thought to your own.”

Woodrow Wilson
On Being Human